Last week I bowled up at our latest shop opening in Regent St in a magnificent bright red Aston Martin DB6, kindly provided by Nicholas Mee, who's showroom in Goldhawk road West London has some of the finest examples of pre owned Aston's in the country.
The moment I slipped into the passenger seat ( it was far too valuable a vehicle for me to drive ) I was filled with nostalgia by the overwhelming aroma of the well worn leather seats reminding me of my Father's first car a Morris 8 Type E which I always referred to as an E Type.
Our new store is the largest Hackett shop to date and with a splendid Georgian Facade. It is spread over 3 floors linked by a metal industrially inspired staircase with Hackett London stamped on the risers that gives the feeling of rising out of the depth of an old London tube station.
We have included in the shop a monogramming service where you can have your purchases personally embossed or monogrammed, something that I have always been fond of, somehow it gives you complete ownership of the item and if is a gift, it shows that you have given some thought to the recipient.
Speaking of gifts with Christmas looming and being a firm believer in Father Christmas I have already sent my Christmas wish list to him. On top of that list is a bright red Aston Martin DB6. I am sure Nicholas Mee will give him a favourable price. Failing that I'll settle for a Hackett bright red cashmere scarf which I know Father Christmas will have no trouble dropping down my chimney.